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Detroit Urban Exploration and Photography Tour

Highlights
  • Capture images of Detroit’s abandoned buildings with a guide in the lead
  • Learn about composition, exposure, and more from a photographer
  • Comfortable transportation between stops included
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Detroit Urban Exploration and Photography Tour
From $75.00
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Detroit Urban Exploration and Photography Tour
From $75.00
Overview
Explore the city of Detroit and capture images of the crumbling industrial Midwestern metropolis on this guided photography tour. Wander through vacated factories, warehouses, and buildings, while getting photography tips on composition, exposure, and more from your guide who specializes in shooting urban landscapes. There’s no fussing with directions as an air-conditioned coach brings you to each location.
What to Expect
Meet at Things From Detroit, a shop in the Detroit suburbs. On this guided small-group photography tour, you explore the city's abandoned schools, factories, warehouses, municipal buildings, and theaters with a professional photographer as your guide. Shoot photos of the city’s urban landscape, learning the history of various buildings as you move from location to location in a comfortable coach bus. Plus, receive photo guidance on composition and exposure.

Since part of your tour includes walking across rough terrain strewn with bricks, glass, and debris, it’s recommended that you wear boots (avoid open-toe shoes) and dress in layers. In addition to any camera equipment such as a tripod and wide-angle lens, bring a flashlight or be prepared to use your cell phone for light to explore the various locations.

The tours ends at the point of departure.
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1 - 5 of 56 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A Must Do Tour

Jesse does a Great job giving information and taking people through an example of what can happen to ANY city that loses it way. Amazing architecture and stories about the background of the area-you get what REALLY happened and how it is today. Highly recommend...More

Thank MaxDugan
Reviewed May 16, 2018
A must do!

Jesse was amazing and this tour really did a good job striking the difference between historical and interesting without (in my humble opinion) straying too far into 'ruin porn' which I know native Detroiters hate. The history of the buildings and Jesse's unique take were...More

Thank Elyse C
Reviewed May 5, 2018
Exceeded Expectations!

I learned a ton and got to see so much! My husband and I were visiting Detroit for a long weekend and attended this tour on a Saturday at the end of March, 2018. Not only were the 4 stops great, but I also enjoying...More

1  Thank KLizard
Reviewed April 16, 2018
No communication from this company. Radio Silence.....

DO NOT BOOK WITH THEM! * No Communication from the company whatsoever. * No Communication from TripAdvisor about the cancellation. I bet this is a great tour if you get the chance to go, but it seems like the majority of people never get the...More

4  Thank Michael T
MCPW, Owner at Motor City Photography Workshops, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

If you didn't get a confirmation the booking isn't confirmed. In the future please try calling or emailing me directly through Viator if you're having trouble with scheduling.

Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile
Sad you have to give a rating

I was really looking forward to doing this tour. The business did not even have the decency to contact me that the tour was not going to happen. Drive through Detroit traffic to get here, that was a joy. I would not recommend this tour...More

5  Thank Joe S
MCPW, Owner at Motor City Photography Workshops, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

If you didn't get a confirmation the booking isn't confirmed. In the future please try calling or emailing me directly through Viator if you're having trouble with scheduling.

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Mary P
May 25, 2018|
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Response from JohnF023 | Reviewed this property |
No idea. I wouldn't want to be rummaging around in delegated buildings. No telling if they what's inside.
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